Has an Arduino successfully connected over ethernet with static ip, subnet, dns, gateway information?

Friday, July 4, 2014

When using Ethernet.begin(mac) on an Arduino, a true/false is returned dependent on if a network connection has been made. However, when connecting with static ip, dns, gateway, subnet information (Ethernet.begin(mac, ip, dns, gateway, subnet)), a 'void' is returned no matter what happens.

My question is, is there an easy way to see if a functioning ethernet connection has been made when static details are given?